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Newsflash: TV news sucks. Film at 11.

March 17, 2009

A study of medical news reporting in Australian media has reached the following conclusions:

  • In general, news outlets don’t do a great job of reporting medical research.
  • “Broadsheet” newspapers (vs. tabloids; or what we in America call “newspapers, you know, but not the crappy kind”) do relatively better than other media formats, with 58% of stories being considered satisfactory.
  • Online news sites lag behind print media but are catching up.
  • TV news does the worst job.

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